But He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:

(A)This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.
(B)And in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the (C)tradition of men.”

He was also saying to them, “You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your (D)tradition. 10 For Moses said, ‘(E)Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘(F)The one who speaks evil of father or mother, is [a]certainly to be put to death’; 11 but you say, ‘If a person says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is (G)Corban (that is, [b]given to God),’ 12 you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother; 13 thereby invalidating the word of God by your (H)tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.”

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  1. Mark 7:10 Lit to die with death
  2. Mark 7:11 Lit a gift; i.e., an offering

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